POST Judge Exonerates Kamas Police Chief

POST Judge Exonerates Kamas Police Chief

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A judge has exonerated the Kamas police chief who's charged with assaulting his stepdaughter.

Yesterday, a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) judge recommended that charges against Errik Elliot Ovard be dismissed. The judge also recommended his peace officer certification not be suspended or revoked.

Ovard is also expected to be cleared of wrongdoing by the P-O-S-T council.

In April, Ovard pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and unlawful detention. His plea is being held in abeyance for one year to allow Ovard to meet certain conditions set out by a judge. They include paying a 150 dollar fine, taking anger management and domestic violence classes. And he can't violate the law.

His charges are scheduled to be dismissed in April 2006, if he meets all his requirements.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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